Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 6

Stocks fall, bond yields rise as investors brace for possible Democrat triumph in Georgia

  
Image used for illustrative purposes only. Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

Image used for illustrative purposes only. Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks fall, bond yields rise as investors brace for possible Democrat triumph in Georgia 

* Brent oil rises to highest since February after Saudi Arabia output cut

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads broader gains on breakthrough in Arab rift 

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases as dollar gains on 'knife-edge' Georgia race 

* From embargo to embrace, Saudi Arabia pushes Gulf detente 

* Saudi offers extra cut as OPEC+ agrees oil output rollover 

* Gulf economy gets a boost from healing of Saudi-Qatar rift 

* U.S. hits Iran with fresh sanctions as Trump term nears end 

* Iran tests drones in military exercise 

* Iran denies seized Korean ship and crew are being held as hostages 

* U.N. envoy plans trip to Yemen and Saudi Arabia after Aden attack 

EGYPT

* Egypt sends envoy to Gulf summit amid apparent thaw with Qatar 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Red Sea Development Co Appoints daa International To Manage Red Sea Project’s Airport 

* Apicorp Extends To ACWA Power $125 Mln Murabaha Facility 

* Network International replaces CEO with MasterCard executive Mer 

* Dubai's Emirates NBD hires banks for bond deal - document 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Network International replaces CEO with MasterCard executive Mer 

* Dubai's Emirates NBD hires banks for bond deal - document 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Munshaat Real Estate Projects Renews Credit Facilities With Local Bank 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain economy shrank by 6.9% in Q3 - statement 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))


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